Dear Wesleyan Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
The University requires all students to maintain health insurance that is comparable to the university-sponsored plan. Every year, a few students have not been allowed to register or have been billed for unnecessary insurance because they did not complete the required online forms and thus experienced needless frustration. Please complete the necessary online forms as soon as possible even if your insurance has not changed since last year.
The Health Center files claims for visits and services provided at the Health Center directly to private insurance, as we do for students with the university-sponsored plan. HMO plans, out of state Medicaid plans and international plans not based in the United States are NOT considered comparable coverage. Students with these plans must enroll in the university-sponsored plan as the Health Center cannot accept these plans for reimbursement. Students with out-of-state Medicaid may be eligible to transfer insurance to the CT Husky Medicaid plan while at Wesleyan. Please go to www.huskyhealth.com for more information. To view the university plan details underwritten by Aetna insurance please check out the detailed FAQ handout at the website below. For insurance questions, call Gallagher Student Insurance at 800-499-5062.
You MUST do one of the following (waive or enroll):
If you have comparable private insurance for your student and do not want the university-sponsored plan, please show proof of insurance (waive) online at www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan. Please remember to keep a copy of the confirmation page and reference number you receive once you have waived online.
If you do not have comparable private insurance for your student, you MUST ENROLL online in the university-sponsored plan at www.gallagherstudent.com/wesleyan. Your student’s account will be billed $1,605 for the annual insurance plan (8/12/15-8/11/16) in late September; please do not send payment now. Students who are studying abroad during the fall semester are eligible to purchase the annual plan and are the only students who can opt to purchase a fall-only plan. Fall study abroad students are never auto enrolled.
Wesleyan University will continue to offer low-cost student loans to most students who need assistance covering the cost of the health insurance policy. Grant aid assistance will be limited. Please review the financial aid award letter for specific eligibility. Financial aid adjustments will not occur until that start of the semester.
A hold may be placed on class registration for failure to show proof of private insurance or enroll in the plan by August 15. A petition will need to be filed after the deadline.